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Göpferich, Susanne. 1998. Interkulturelles Technical Writing. Fachliches adressatengerecht vermitteln: ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch [Intercultural Technical Writing: receiver oriented transfer of technical discourse. A text and work book] (Forum für Fachsprachenforschung 40). Tübingen: Gunter Narr. xvi + 521 pp.


This book aims to be a systematic introduction to the production of function and receiver oriented technical texts. It deals with different aspects of text production, such as communication theory, semiotics, visualisation, typography and layout, text types, sentence structure, terminology, comprehension and comprehensibility, cognitive processes, issues of intercultural communication, legal and normative aspects of technical documentation and programs and possibilities of telecommunication relevant to editors and translators of technical texts. Each chapter is followed by exercises, the solutions of which can be found at the end the book.
Source : L. Jans

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